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IP Center Hosts U.S. Copyright Office Senior Counsel
The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation presented a talk by Karyn Temple Claggett, senior counsel for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office on April 10, 2012, in the Wynne Courtroom. She talked about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protection of Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), and the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act. She spoke about the unexpectedly controversial proposed IP legislation designed to strengthen international enforcement of U.S. IP rights. Her lecture was part of the Distinguished Speaker Series
Claggett joined the U.S. Copyright Office in March 2011 as Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs. The Office of Policy and International Affairs assists the Register of Copyrights in advising the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies on domestic and international copyright policy matters, and represents the Copyright Office in U.S. government delegations to international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, and in meetings and negotiations with foreign governments.
Claggett received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she was a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review . She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.